Australian step of Chennai Super Kings Jason Berendorf on Tuesday announced it would donate an undisclosed sum to India’s COVID-19 crisis appeal to UNICEF in Australia as the country struggles with an unprecedented health crisis.
In a statement on his official Twitter account, the 31-year-old called on others to do the same, as the country has registered more than 3,000 daily deaths in the past few days. “I wanted to do something to help and make a donation to the UNICEF Indian Crisis-19 Crisis Project. I encourage anyone who has also experienced India’s generous hospitality to do the same,” Behrendorf wrote. “I know it’s just “I and my family over the years, but I hope it can make the slightest difference,” he added. Berendorf replaces compatriot Josh Hazloud on the CSK team after the latter withdrew from IPL before the start of the tournament.
On Monday, Cricket Australia promised $ 50,000 for the same cause, while Behrendorff’s compatriots Pat Cummins and Brett Lee also made donations.
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“Like most cricketers, India has always been a special place for me, it’s a beautiful country, people are always hospitable, and playing cricket in India is like no other experience in the world,” Berendorf said. “It’s never lost how privileged I am to be able to play cricket and travel to countries like India for no more than the last 16 months.” India.
“It’s really scary and disturbing to see what’s going on here right now and to know that I can’t do much.
“My thoughts are never far from those here in India that are affected by the virus. I can’t even imagine what you’re going through,” he added.
On Tuesday, BCCI was forced to postpone the IPL indefinitely after a number of cases of COVID-19 appeared among players and support staff from Ahmedabad and New Delhi in the last few days.